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Indie Lee – The Body Lotion – Lemongrass – Review May 6, 2012

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Beauty Army’s first ever exclusive product was launched this month and was available in the April kits. I happened to choose it, and realized it was totally new when I tried to find pricing to give you in my initial impressions post. I’ve since gotten the information and it is now also available on the Beauty Army site to purchase the full size product.  What product is this, you ask? (more…)


Indie Lee – The Shampoo Review February 17, 2012

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First – I have got to say Thank You to everyone who has checked out my blog in the last 48 hours – I have hit a RECORD number of unique viewers since Wednesday (over 4 times my previous best – so thank you!).

Now, on to our regularly scheduled programming. Today I bring you The Shampoo by Indie Lee. I have heard amazing things about this brand. Indie survived a brain Tumor in 2009 and after doing research learned that a probable cause was all of the chemicals in her daily life. As a result she created a brand based on all natural ingredients that have not even been genetically modified.

I was offered Indie’s The Shampoo as one of my last 9 choices from Beauty Army – so I picked it.  I finally remembered to bring it in the shower with me yesterday so now I can share my opinion.

This is a thick shampoo with a very earthy smell – I would say it sort of smells like grass and tea. It is not unpleasant,  but it is also not sweet.

As an every 2-3 day hair-washer I usually have to shampoo twice to feel like it is actually clean.  I used this one and instantly realized it was not the same as my normal shampoos. If you have ever used WEN then you are familiar with the idea of a cleansing conditioner.  While this product is only a shampoo, it feels the same as WEN does when it is in my hair.  Thinking it was a mistake or that my hair was extra dirty I tried washing it 3 more times. Nope – no lather, just creaminess. I need a good lather when I wash my hair – which is part of why I don’t like WEN for myself.  The scent left in my hair was also not as yummy as I like.

I ended up re-washing my hair with my normal Alterna Bamboo and finishing with my Joico Revitalux.

All in all I did not like this product.  My personal preference is to have strong lather from my shampoo. I also like a less earthy scent – something a little more fruity.  Would I buy this again? No, but I wouldn’t hesitate to try more from Indie Lee – and I do believe that some people would LOVE this shampoo.

Here is the breakdown of the value of this sample.

  • Full Size: 12 oz
  • Full Size Cost: $22.00 ($18.70 on the temporary sale Beauty Army is running)
  • Sample Size: 2 oz
  • Sample Value: $3.66 (based on the normal full price)

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